Saab pitches Gripen fighter jets to Malaysia

Sweden’s Saab Group, which makes the Gripen Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MRCA), has proposed to lease its fighter jets to the Malaysian government with full warfare capabilities and no restriction.swe_mal_gripens

Saab’s vice-president and head of Saab Malaysia, Thomas Linden, said the leasing solution is the latest development and it has made similar proposals to Brazil and Switzerland.

“The Malaysian air force can use the planes at full usage and the entire decision lies in the hands of the government of Malaysia. It is a fiscal decision,” Linden said on the sidelines of the 14th Defence Services Asia, here, on April 15.

He declined to reveal details such as on contract value, number of planes and package.

Read more: New Straits Times

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